Books reviewed in this issue

International Relations theory

Thinking the twentieth century. By Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder.

International Relations theory and the consequences of unipolarity. Edited by G. John Ikenberry, Michael Mastanduno and William C. Wohlforth.

International organization, law and ethics

Moral movements and foreign policy. By Joshua W. Busby.

Ethics for enemies: terror, torture, and war. By F. M. Kamm.

The politics of narcotic drugs: a survey. Edited by Julia Buxton.

Conflict, security and defence*

A perpetual menace: nuclear weapons and international order. By William Walker.

Modern warfare, intelligence and deterrence: the technologies that are transforming them. Edited by Benjamin Sutherland.

Nuclear proliferation and international order: challenges to the non-proliferation treaty. Edited by Olav Njølstad.

Learning from the secret past: cases in British intelligence history. Edited by Robert Dover and Michael S. Goodman.

Germ gambits: the bioweapons dilemma, Iraq and beyond. By Amy E. Smithson.

Governance, civil society and cultural politics

The pseudo-democrat's dilemma. By Susan D. Hyde.

Religion and International Relations theory. Edited by Jack Snyder.

Europe's angry Muslims. By Robert S. Leiken.

Transnational competence: empowering professional curricula for horizon-rising challenges. By Peter H. Koehn and James N. Rosenau.

Political economy, economics and development

Capitalising on change in a globalising world: a view from Hamburg. By Wolfgang Michalski.

Treasure islands: tax havens and the men who stole the world. By Nicholas Shaxson.

The money laundry: regulating criminal finance in the global economy. By J. C. Sharman.

International history*

The triumph of the dark: European international history 1933–1939. By Zara Steiner.

It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway: Russia and the communist past. By David Satter.

The Truman administration and Bolivia: making the world safe for liberal constitutional oligarchy. By Glenn J. Dorn.


The Delphic oracle on Europe: is there a future for the European Union? Edited by Loukas Tsoukalis and Janis A. Emmanouilidis.

Russia and Eurasia*

Understanding Central Asia: politics and contested transformations. By Sally N. Cummings.

Politics and oil in Kazakhstan. By Wojciech Ostrowski.

Reassessing security in the South Caucasus: regional conflicts and transformation. Edited by Annie Jafalian.

Russia's new army. Edited by Mikhail Barabanov.

Middle East and North Africa

Sectarianism in Iraq: antagonistic visions of unity. By Fanar Haddad.

Sub-Saharan Africa

A season in hell: my 130 days in the Sahara with Al Qaeda. By Robert R. Fowler.

South Asia

Storming the world stage: the story of Lashkar-e-Taiba. By Stephen Tankel.

When more is less: the international project in Afghanistan. By Astri Suhrke.

The Afghan solution: the inside story of Abdul Haq, the CIA and how western hubris lost Afghanistan. By Lucy Morgan Edwards.

The Pakistan cauldron: conspiracy, assassination and instability. By James P. Farwell.

The Afghan way of war: culture and pragmatism: a critical history. By Rob Johnson.

East Asia and Pacific

The death of Mao: the Tangshan earthquake and the birth of the new China. By James Palmer.

Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of modern China. By Ezra F. Vogel.

North America

Time to start thinking: America in the age of descent. By Edward Luce.

American avatar: the United States in the global imagination. By Barry A. Sanders.

Reagan on war: a reappraisal of the Weinberger Doctrine, 1980–1984. By Gail E. S. Yoshitani.

Latin America and Caribbean*

The United States and Cuba: intimate enemies. By Marifeli Pérez-Stable, with an essay by Ana Covarrubias.

The Sandinistas and Nicaragua since 1979. Edited by David Close, Salvador Martí i Puig and Shelley A. McConnell.

The General's slow retreat: Chile after Pinochet. By Mary Helen Spooner.